The salad drawer is stuffed, the neighbours are avoiding me and Him Outdoors is mumbling about trip hazards on the garden path. Even the hens have developed an aversion. Yes, the courgettes are running amok again.
Too much time spent choosing what to eat and drink could mean less time watching baseball. Here are a few offerings in the food and drink department at the Yankee Stadium. Bring your appetite, my friends, because this is a marathon and not a sprint.
It is a lovely summer salad and stands up well to being made the day before for a desktop lunch or or picnic. You can eat it as a stand-alone dish or add crumbled feta, grilled halloumi, barbecued meats, cold cuts
With such a singular fragrance, lemon balm doesn't play nicely with other flavours, so it needs to be centre stage. It also needs a far whack of sugar to balance out the citronella vibes. This, fortunately, makes it perfect for an adaptation of lemon drizzle cake.
Holy smokes. This is pretty much my favourite recipe of 2016 so far. Who'd have thought - a simple dish of boiled split yellow peas with a few seasonings? Thanks to Kitty who showed me how to make it when I visited her in Leros, Greece, earlier this year.
Today marks a new series in my gluten free blogging: 'Gluten Free Travels'. I'll be focusing on tips for traveling with a dietary restriction (I'm gluten and dairy free) and suggesting the best places to stay for a happy and healthy holiday. First up, is a trip to Jesmond.
To avoid heavily processed, nutrient depleted carb over the summer, try getting your carbs and fibre from the abundant veg that summer brings. Here are a few quick and easy ideas:
It's the latest trend in cake design - a return to a fairy tale theme castle, with everything but a moat! More than two thousand handmade sugar flowers adorn the base, and the tiers are decorated with mouth-watering turrets and baroque embellishments gilded in 24 carat gold.
When it comes to lowering cholesterol levels, there are key foods that have been shown to reduce elevated levels and, importantly, they don't cost the earth. Here are my top 5 foods (in addition to fruit and vegetables) to help lower cholesterol.
If you're one of those people who tend to skip breakfast, I invite you to think again when it comes to chia pudding. If only because this could even pass for dessert and what could be better than dessert for breakfast? Did I mention that it's actually good for you as well?
There is truly no place like Rome. It's history...
It's about time we looked beyond our individual eating habits and considered the wider social and cultural drivers of the ways we consume, and stop placing responsibility and blame for obesity or ill health solely with the individual. Like much else, obesity is a collective issue that needs a comprehensive response...
I was feeling crabby the other day. Not in the sense that I was cross and cranky, perish the thought. I was in the mood to eat some succulent Cromer crab. It's so good that I'll usually eat it simply in a salad or, were it not for the fact that Him Outdoors has an aversion to pasta, tossed though some linguine. As he does, I was forced to get a bit more creative.
I will eat green beans with anything. I adore them. But even I get slightly over-whelmed by them come August. It's been a very slow start to the bean harvest thanks to our erratic English weather. However, now the sun's arrived, they have shot up!
We might not have turned everyone who stopped into a vegan overnight, but we did something right if people walked away thinking about how much cruelty and suffering went into the steak dinner they sat down to the night before.
Most of us don't know what an appropriate portion should look like and, following today's article in the BBC, we're under-reporting the amount of calories we eat by almost one-third. Apart from the 80g portion of fruit and vegetables we should eat a day, there are no official UK guidelines on portion sizes. With this in mind, here is my easy guide for understanding portion sizes and it's based on a simple tool - your hand!